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    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider
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    glitch_oz
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    I love that they can save 5kg by going to a Lithium battery when the stock battery weighs less than 4kg in the first place. These LiIon batteries are truly wonderful until they have a thermal runaway caused by mounting them in a vehicle with an incompatible charger. 🙂

    This thing is as far away from an offroader as what the old VEE used to be…

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    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Like this one

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    glitch_oz
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    <cite>@eddieb said:</cite>
    Like this one

    Exactly!
    Apart from stripping 20k+kg out of it in excess fat, not much dirt-capability was gained.
    The current built has addressed a few of the issues…like gaining 45mm of ground clearance by re-routing the front header pipe.
    And sinking $1500 into suspension bits. Which is as far as one should idealistically take a DL…

    …..after that it’s a waste of $$ and effort…and lotsa snake-oil. The old story of polishing a turd.
    Had my stoushes with Mr. Hessler + Co through the German V-Strom forum :-))
    Of course, he wants to SELLL!

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    Eddieb
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    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Go on, post a pic. Particularly of the new exhaust routing,

    #26659

    OldBeer
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    • Location: Auckland
    • Bike: DL650, DRZ250, DRZ400S,
    • Rank: 1000cc Rider

    But think how cool it will look outside my coffee shop…i know its wrong but i still want one.

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    glitch_oz
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    <cite>@oldbeer said:</cite>
    But think how cool it will look outside my coffee shop…

    True 🙂

    Upon request, here’s a pic showing the front header pipe relocated from running under the sump to running along the right-hand bottom edge of the engine. That allowed the bashplate mounting brackets to be re-fabbed to tuck the bashplate (Touratech) under the guts with only 4mm clearance.
    Net-gain of ground clearance against a stock-bike is ~ 45mm and includes the bash-plate thickness and clearance…..against a stock-bike with a B+B bashplate the difference is ~70mm.

    Built thread https://goo.gl/ifvuMW

    We’ve been about a bit since http://www.stromtrooper.com/4725650-post827.html

    And yes, the Touratech plate is mounted to its own crossbrace.
    No B+B stuff here.

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